loft

240-246 Broadway

Constructed in 1891 by furrier Louis Zechiel, this 5-story loft building sits at the junction of South 8th Street and Broadway, which gives the buildings its splayed plan form. The building is three bays wide at the first and second stories (the two western bays are on South 8th Street; the eastern bay is on Broadway) and nine bays wide at the upper three stories. On the upper stories the three windows at the center bay are divided by Ionic pilasters, with square arches at the third and fourth story and round arches at the top story.

84-86 Withers Street

Building appears on 1916 Belcher Hyde Atlas of Brooklyn. Map labels building as "Shiff & Co.". Property appears on 1907 Bromley as two matching brick buildings, similar footprint to 1916/current. 1919 - occupied by Diener & Co., "Manufacturers of Parlor Furniture" 1. Letterhead says "since 1894, but no Diener is listed in 1897 Lain's directory of Brooklyn in the furniture business.

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